[New Template] {{Construction}}

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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby syborg_sasquatch » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:03 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:The "|contacttype=forum" displays "post a message in this forum" as a universal entry for either a forum or specific thread of the forum. When I created it I didn't think the distinction was that important. Do you think readers of the text will not understand a link to a forum might or might not lead to a specific thread?


Hmmm..yeah, I'm probably being too picky. :oops:

Sorry about that. I withdraw my suggestion.

Optional URL parameter for forum or private message. Do not include the descriptor field of the URL, meaning only send the valid URL text without the extra space followed by a description of the URL. Requires |contacttype= to alter message appropriate for forum or individual user.

Should I add a note that the forum can be either a forum section or a specific thread in the forum?


I don't think it is necessary.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby syborg_sasquatch » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:48 pm

Thank you for assembling this template.

Is there a way to create a contacttype of "thread" to display the text "post a message in this thread"? Both MD and DC have threads devoted to the Wiki.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed May 14, 2014 6:13 pm

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jondrush wrote:Yes please, sub-page tutorial needed.

OK. I will work on one and set up some demo pages in the Wiki Help namespace

Closing the loop on this post. I created the Subpage tutorial and it is discussed in this post.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:39 am

I should note that the template will immediately show the "new" comment in the text and the New category at the bottom of the page, before you even edit the page. However the category New will not be generated in the Category namespace until you edit the page and save it. Of course if you edit the page and add the |revision=yes parameter then the appropriate "revision" text and category will be added instead.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:28 am

I added a new feature to the template.

Parameter revision

The text can be altered to reflect the changes are based on a revision or a completely new set of information. This is related to the parameter |draft=, but fully independent of it. Use |revision=yes for text saying it is a revision. Do not include that parameter or set it to anything else to result in text saying the information is new.


The template also now includes a category that will be under the [[Category:Construction]] with either [[Category:New]] or [[Category:Revision]].

This means any current page using the construction template will say "This new page..." or "This new section...". If that is completely untrue for your page under construction and it is only a revision of a current page, then add |revision=yes to the template on your page.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:18 pm

jondrush wrote:Yes please, sub-page tutorial needed.

OK. I will work on one and set up some demo pages in the Wiki Help namespace
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:53 pm

jondrush wrote:edit: nevermind, I figured out how to do sub-categories.

Subpages and sub categories are different. I can still cover the subpage requirements later for you.

Also I put the cities in a column format for easier viewing of the page.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:12 am

jondrush wrote:https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Massachusetts
I like it. Working to add it to the other pages I created in Sept.

Nice formatting of the template too!

Things to consider:
1. You identified the construction is only on a section which is true when you have content above the construction template. However, you only have the intro sentence. I would not typically say this was only for a section since I believe you are saying the whole page is under construction. Therefore I would move the template to the top of the page and change it to "|section=no".

2. Your contact URL includes the SSL "s" in "https" which results in a lock icon for the user. It is unnecessary and we usually remove the "s" from the URL so users see the typical link arrow. I believe the lock icon may confuse some people. Both ways work the same, so it is not critical. Just note that whenever I am on a page I default to removing the 's'.

3. We should put the Mass. specific pages under the Mass page as a subpage. I have been doing that to the other pages and am happy to do it here too. So no need to worry about it for now. I will be creating a Wiki page and thread describing how we are moving to subpages for content specific to a country or state moving forward.
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:38 am

syborg_sasquatch wrote:Hmmm..yeah, I'm probably being too picky. :oops:

No problem. Thanks for the feedback. Glad it is seeing use!
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Re: [New Template] {{Construction}}

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:58 pm

syborg_sasquatch wrote:Is there a way to create a contacttype of "thread" to display the text "post a message in this thread"? Both MD and DC have threads devoted to the Wiki.

The "|contacttype=forum" displays "post a message in this forum" as a universal entry for either a forum or specific thread of the forum. When I created it I didn't think the distinction was that important. Do you think readers of the text will not understand a link to a forum might or might not lead to a specific thread?

Maybe my instructions for the contact parameter is confusing?
Optional URL parameter for forum or private message. Do not include the descriptor field of the URL, meaning only send the valid URL text without the extra space followed by a description of the URL. Requires |contacttype= to alter message appropriate for forum or individual user.

Should I add a note that the forum can be either a forum section or a specific thread in the forum?
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